Customer Project: Backpacker Tent
by David Burke
Reproduction of 1990's tent in modern fabric reduces weight.
6yds of 1.1oz Silpoly for top
3yds of different color 1.1 oz Silpoly for base (Some will be left over to make other items with)
How do I make it?
Create patterns from original tent. Order appropriate materials. Cut new fabric from patterns. Sew together. If it desired to replace original hoop in front with hiking poles, cut new crossbar from pex tubing then fill with sand to stabilize inside of tube during bending. Heat bend points using heat gun then bend to correct angles. My version can use poles on the inside or outside as preferred.